Umidigi Uwatch Review

Umidigi Uwatch Review

The Umidigi Uwatch is a fitness smartwatch for men and women. It’s an affordable smartwatch. I bought this watch for 9800 Naira on Jumia Nigeria last year. This watch is also available on Gearbest ($39.87), Banggood ($39.87), & Amazon($39.87).

Check below for the price list for Umidigi Uwatch.

Unboxing

Opening the box, you get the Uwatch, thank you card from Umidigi. You will notice the metal strap, & rubber strap, user manual, charging cord and an additional set of “pins” if you want to use another brand.

Umidigi Uwatch Design

  • UMIDIGI Uwatch Smartwatch
  • User Manual
  • Charging Cable
  • Silicone Watchband
  • 1 x Metallic Magnetic Watchband
  • (no AC adapter included)

Design

 

Umidigi Uwatch BatteryThe Umidigi Uwatch comes in a circular dial design with an elegant finish. It has a 1.33-inch high-resolution screen which is wide enough to read all the details you need quickly.

Built with a full-metal unibody plus a 2.5D curved tempered glass screen, the UMIDIGI Uwatch provides a smooth touch screen control with better viewing angles.

Beneath the circular dial design is a rectangular display, this display is visible in most lighting conditions. At the back of Umidigi Uwatch is a sensor and the charging dock. The charging port is a magnetic dock where the charging cable is attached to charge the smartwatch.

When the charging cable is attached to this device you’ll see a green LED notification on the front to indicate the smartwatch is charging.

The Uwatch has a quick releasable strap. The watch I bought came with two straps a magnetic strap and a silicone strap that combines two styles to make it easy to display in business, leisure and sports etc

The UMIDIGI UWatch is available in Milanese Black, Silicone Black, and Silicone Red.

  • Material: Milanese, Silicone
  • Length: 230mm
  • Width: 22mm

Display

Umidigi Uwatch Display

The Umidigi Uwatch comes with a 1.3 inch IPS display with a screen resolution of 240 x 240 pixels, and a 2.5D curved screen.

The navigation mode for Uwatch 2 is touch screen but not all part of this smartwatch is touch screen enabled only the lower part of the screen is touch-enabled and it’s used to navigate the various menus on the watch.

The Uwatch has 9 different watch faces built-in, different styles, & different moods.

  • IPS display
  • Touch screen
  • 3-inch screen
  • 240 x 240 pixels screen resolution

Camera

No camera on this fitness tracker.

Memory

The UMIDIGI UWatch comes with 64KB RAM and 512KB ROM.

  • RAM: 64K
  • ROM: 512K

Performance

Umidigi Uwatch Performance

This watch is easy to set up and use.

Umidigi Uwatch runs its own operating system that’s compatible with iOS9.0 / Android4.4 and above operating systems. It’s powered by Nordic NRF52832 microchip (Nordic semiconductors) The Nordic chipset is known to have good performance and very low battery consumption.

For sports, it has several sports modes. Walking, Running, Cycling, Skipping, Badminton, Basketball, Football etc.

Compatible OS: Android, IOS

I didn’t test the water-resistance for this fitness smart band. Even though the website specified that the Uwatch has an IP67 Water Resistant rating.

Other features of the Uwatch include Heart Rate Monitor, Blood Pressure Monitor, Sleep Monitor, Multi-sport Modes, Pedometer, Call or Message Reminder, Reject Call, Auto Light-up Screen, Custom Wallpaper, Timer, Support Alarm, Calendar, Camera remote control, Anti-lost, BlueTooth Music Control, Weather Forecast.

The Uwatch is able to receive notification in real-time from my phone. Notification type includes: incoming notification, Facebook notification, Skype notification, Messenger notification, Twitter notification, Instagram notification, etc. these notifications are alerted by vibration in the application settings. You’ll have to configure notifications from the app downloaded from the app store for Android or iOS.

The app you’ll use with the UWatch2 is called “Da Fit”. The Da Fit app seems like a common app that can be used with different fitness trackers/smartwatch.

An App is required to connect the watch with a smartphone.  You can download the relevant app by scanning the QR code on the user guide or just search for Da Fit app on the Google play store or Apple store.

To play or pause music, tap the watch and change songs without removing your phone from the pocket.

Under sunlight, the display is clear and visible.

Compatible Phone Models: iPhone XS/X/8/8 plus/7/7 plus/6/6s/6 plus/6s plus/5/se ios phones;, Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S9, S9 Plus, S8, S8 Plus, S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, S5, Samsung Note 8, 5, 4, HTC SONY LG OnePlus Nexus Google pixel/pixel xl BlackBerry, Most IOS 8.0 or Android 4.4 and above smartphones.

Battery.

The Umidigi Uwatch comes with a non-removable 180mAh battery that takes about 2 – 3 hours to charge with a standby time that’s more than 25 days. This watch can be used 6 -10 days if fully charged! (Note: it depends on your usage).

  • Battery Capacity: 180mAh
  • Standby Time: About 25 days
  • Using time: About 5 days
  • Charging Time: About 3 hours
  • Charging Type: Magnetic charging/Dock charging/Clamp charging.

Cons

  • the rectangular display.
  • Calendar notifications are available to you, but your entire day can’t be seen.
  • The app (da-fit) doesn’t have google fit sync support.
  • if you’re looking for something to monitor your blood pressure and pulse this is not the watch for you. (you must use medical equipment for reference.)

Should You Buy The Umidigi Uwatch?

Who’s this device for?

Men or women who like regular watches but who would like to try a smartwatch. It’s comfortable, durable, and designed for business, casual or sports.

This watch checks all the boxes for what I want from a smartwatch, and I’m not really disappointed.

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